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King St.

Alan T


WHERE DID YOU START CUTTING HAIR? 

First time I touched the clippers was in NZ in high school cutting my friends hair.


WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT BEING A BARBER? 

I like how you can impact someone's confidence with a quality haircut. I especially enjoy the satisfaction of when I give someone their first good fade.

WHAT'S YOUR SPECIALTY?  

It's all about the chats! it's so interesting hearing everyone's story.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE SPORTS TEAM?

Nz Warriors. 

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING AT TEB?

It's the opportunity to grow as barber working alongside the other skilled barbers we have. Its also introducing the extra services we do like eyebrows & nose waxes to new customers


KHALED


Where did you start cutting hair? 

I first picked up the clippers when I was 14 and practiced cutting my brothers and cousins' hair.

What do you like about being a barber? 

I love the satisfaction of providing a service great enough to create a returning customer.
I also strive to give people the confidence to show off their hair.

What's your specialty?  

Honestly I think its that I'm a perfectionist. I spent many years perfecting my skills from such a young age and I constantly push for my training to come through in my work. Especially in my Cut Throat Shaves and threading. 

What's you favourite sports team?

I Box for fitness and I am also a big fan of the UFC.

What do you like about working at TEB? 

I like working in an environment which gives me the tools to provide a top quality service. Giving me that freedom allows me to make my clients leave looking their best.

Fortitude Valley

ALEN Y




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Where did you start cutting hair? 

I started cutting hair after I attended the Brisbane school of hair college. Once I completed that, I travelled to Canada and worked in my uncle’s barber shop... that’s when i really started cutting hair.  

What do you like about being a barber? 

I like to make people happy, and it’s skill you’re continually learning so it never gets boring.

What's your specialty?  

I like the classic cut and comb over because they look elegant in the image they portray. It shows that they look after themselves and are well groomed. 

What's your favourite sports team?

Arsenal all the way.

What do you like about working at TEB?

I like the service we provide and the variety of products we get to use. Plus the people I get work with are really cool chill people. 

FABRIZIO



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WHERE DID YOU START CUTTING HAIR? 

The first time was in actually my garage in Italy,  I wasn't ready to work in a real barber shop so I bought my tools I needed and I started cutting all my friends hair.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT BEING A BARBER?

I love seeing how people how can transform in my chair. I like it that when the person sits in my chair they completely trust me and it is my responsibility to make them look good and feel good. 

WHAT'S YOUR SPECIALTY?  

Scissor work, geometric cut and long hair, I love making fades but I think that's not the only beautiful side of our job using scissors is an art.  

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE SPORTS TEAM?

Sorry I know I'm like an alien but I don't follow any sports. 

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING AT TEB?

I really like the business concept and the experience we provide, the people I get to work with are also very friendly.

LIVINGSTONE



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WHERE DID YOU START CUTTING HAIR? 

Back in NZ when I was the age of 12. Being the eldest of 5 boys and we were sick of our father giving us the good old buzz cut or Jona Lomu cut haha so one day I picked up the clippers and the rest is history.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT BEING A BARBER?

It's meeting new faces from all walks of life and building a relationship of trust with each client. Everyone has a story to tell.

WHAT'S YOUR SPECIALTY?  

I love every style of haircuts but if I had to choose I would say hair tattooing/track work. Being a former art student I love having the opportunity to express my creativity through my passion. 

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE SPORTS TEAM?

I don't have a favourite team as I am a former professional boxer so I love all sports but mostly boxing/mma. 

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING AT TEB?

The concept behind the store is like no other plus it's a great team environment where we all share the same views of our profession. In other words every barber on board cares about each other and their quality of work it’s a unique culture nothing like I have experienced before.

PAULO



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Where did you start cutting hair? 

I first started cutting hair in Brazil. Before I came to Australia, I used to have my own small Barber Shop business back home.

What do you like about being a barber? 

I really like working with different people all the time and the direct contact with the client. I think it is a profession I will always be happy to work. Plus it's the feeling of seeing people happy with the work we do.

What's your specialty?  

Men's hair fades. It’s a skill i feel I have perfected to suit everyones shaped head and facial features in my eyes.

What's your favourite sports team?

Corinthians and Barcelona Yoine.

What do you like about working at TEB?

I like working at TEB because the vibe from staff and clients makes a cool place to work from. Plus the large range of products we get to use is pretty good. I also get to improve my technical skills working alongside highly skilled Barbers.

HANNAH

Where did you start cutting hair? 

My first time cutting hair was when I was in Mum and Dad’s living room and I shaved my brothers hair into a mullet. So if you are looking for a wicked mullet you have come to the right place.

What do you like about being a barber? 

I like that every cut is different and that you can personalise it so much to suit that person. Also meeting new people so frequently is fun. I get to establish a good relationship with my clients it’s like going work your friends everyday.


What's your specialty?  

The Emporium Barber Experience. It is so satisfying looking after a client for an hour and half and making them feel so good by the time they've left.

What's your favourite sports team?

The almighty All Blacks!

What do you like about working at TEB?

The work environment is really fun! it’s always busy and the client base are really nice people.

MARIE

Where did you start cutting hair? 

I started cutting hair at the young age of 16 in a salon named Saco in France.


What do you like about being a barber? 

I like that I can put my own twist on a modern style cut, but still keep up with the latest trends with a cut you can tell apart from others.


What's your specialty?  

I have been trained for over 10 years on scissor cuts so I would say that is my speciality.

What's your favourite sports team?

Melbourne Football Club.

What do you like about working at TEB?

I love the concept and the relaxing atmosphere we provide to our customers. It is a homely feeling you wouldn't experience at your typical barber shop. It is a very enjoyable experience.

ANDREA

Where did you start cutting hair? 

I first started cutting hair in regional, north west NSW as a hairdresser.

What do you like about being a barber? 

I love being able to interact with clients. As a barber we have the ability to change the way someone feels about themselves and I love being a part of that!


What's your specialty?  

I'm pretty handy with the clippers but I really love The Emporium Barber Experience.

What's your favourite sports team?

I'm not a massive sports fan but always follow the origin. NSW is my home team.

What do you like about working at TEB?

I love the family atmosphere! We are all amazing mates inside and out of work.

JESS

Where did you start cutting hair? 

I first started cutting hair in Mackay, North QLD as a hairdresser.

What do you like about being a barber? 

I used to work for a big name hairdressing company in Brisbane before I came across to TEB. The conversations and just the clients I work with makes my day really enjoyable


What's your specialty?  

I'm absolutely love Restyle's when someone hasn't had cut for more then 3 months it's transforming someones look.

What's your favourite sports team?

I'm a Cowboys and Qlder fan

What do you like about working at TEB?

Coming from a big brand hairdresser I really love the boutique service we provide

Post Office Square

JOHN




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WHERE DID YOU START CUTTING HAIR? 

I first cut my younger brother's hair when we were at school, but in my early 20’s I was in between jobs and word got around in the neighbourhood that I could cut hair. That’s when thought I could make something of this. 

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT BEING A BARBER? 

That feeling when I see people's reactions to the haircuts I gave them. It’s really rewarding.

WHAT'S YOUR SPECIALTY?  

Fades and cut throat shaves because of the care and attention to finer details. It can make or break a great experience.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE SPORTS TEAM?

All Blacks & Broncos. 

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING AT TEB?

The different clientele. It’s alway someone different sitting in my chair looking for a different style of haircut from me. I also love the range of products we get to work with.


PAMELA



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WHERE DID YOU START CUTTING HAIR? 

I trained at the VS Academy for my first qualification in hairdressing in Korea. I was taught barbering through American Crew here in Australia. 

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT BEING A BARBER? 

I have always enjoyed cutting hair, especially men's hair because I love having a chat. It’s important to know what your client wants, listening to them and making suggestions based on their hair type and facial features . It’s always satisfying to know that my clients leave the Barbershop happy with the cut they wanted. 

WHAT'S YOUR SPECIALTY?  

I really like doing restyles haircuts for special occasions like weddings or job interviews or any special day. I just want my clients to look their best. People are always surprised at the confidence a good style can give them. 

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE SPORTS TEAM?

I like watching Tennis and the world's game football. 

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING AT TEB?

I love the variety of high quality men's grooming products I get to use. It  makes the experience we provide really enjoyable for me plus the client. 


MARY-ANNE



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Where did you start cutting hair? 

I first Started as an apprentice hairdresser at Ja Hair Studio, Mooloolaba


What do you like about being a barber? 

I like being a barber because you meet interesting people feel good about themselves and I think barbering is very rewarding career. 


What's your specialty?  

My speciality would be curly hair. I like working with natural textures. I'm also very thorough with my consultations to ensure I help my client get the look they want. 


What's your favourite sports team?

My speciality would be curly hair. I like working with natural. I don't have a favourite sports team. I do however love water sports. My favourite things to do is ocean swimming and surfing.

What do you like about working at TEB?

I like working with TEB because it's a very social atmosphere and a lot of fun. I get to work some of the best barbers I have seen. 

DAVE



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Where did you start cutting hair? 

I started cutting hair while studying at university to support creating a secondary income with long term benefits. 


What do you like about being a barber? 

Hearing people's stories. Having a laugh with clients and supporting their goal of having a great cut within a relaxing environment. 


What's your specialty?  

Active listening and discussing life's many mysteries.  

What's your favourite sports team?

My speciality would be curly hair. I like working with natural. All blacks and Manu Samoa plus anyone that beats Australia and England. 

What do you like about working at TEB?

Working alongside people like my mentor John  


Bondi Beach

BROOKE


Where did you start cutting hair? 

At hair college back home in Dundee.


What do you like about being a barber? 

Meeting new people and that you’re always learning new things.


What's your specialty?  

I really love children’s cuts, but if it’s not kids then it’s nose waxing!! ( Inserts evil laugh) I still love anything when I can restyle with scissors.

What's your favourite sports team?

Dundee United.

What do you like about working at TEB?

The people, the atmosphere and of course the location.


CONOR

WHERE DID YOU START CUTTING HAIR? 

I started by helping out at a local barbers when I was 18 before going to the London School of Barbering on a full time course to learn all aspects of the industry.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT BEING A BARBER? 

That you're only as good as your last haircut so you always have to be on form and improving. Also the friendships you build with clients, it's just like seeing your mates everyday.

WHAT'S YOUR SPECIALTY?  

I love a skin fade or skin taper but also think you can’t beat a good old classic pompadour with a DA.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE SPORTS TEAM?

Exeter City Football club not that I expect anybody to have heard of them, or Chad Reed the motocross legend.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING AT TEB?

Great products, clean shop and not a bad view either.


JULIE

WHERE DID YOU START CUTTING HAIR? 

Once I finished my hairdressing and barbering courses at TAFE I started to work in different salons and barber shops in Woolloomooloo, Bondi Junction and Redfern.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT BEING A BARBER? 

Attention to detail. You always have to perform at your best to ensure the customer is happy which is also satisfying personally. Also Building a relationship with customers so they become “your” customer.

WHAT'S YOUR SPECIALTY?  

Cut throat shave & skin fades.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE SPORTS TEAM?

The Waratahs!

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING AT TEB?

Good environment, friendly customers, nice location.

NICOLE

Where did you start cutting hair? 

I started cutting hair when I watched my dad cut homeless people’s hair for free. I then started in a shop as an apprentice barber.

What do you like about being a barber? 

Being a barber for me is about having the power to change someone’s day, it’s amazing what a haircut can do.


What's your specialty?  


Skin fades, but i i’d say my people skills, I think working with the public its very important to treat everyone at a high standard of service.


What's your favourite sports team?

I used to play football in Scotland I love Glasgow Celtic and Man United.

What do you like about working at TEB?

I love the staff and the Bondi Beach locals.

deSHON

Where did you start cutting hair? 

It all started in the backyard/garage. My Dad used to cut my cousins' & our hair, but the haircut that we were left with was a bowl cut. Eventually we would just shave our head with a number, thus gaining the nickname baldy for the next 8 years.


What do you like about being a barber? 


I like being a barber for many reasons. One being that fact that you get to meet new people all the time from all different walks of life, hearing their stories and being able to transform a person's appearance. I like that they’re left with a confidence boost and that fresh feel of being brought back to life. Also when clients become your regulars, that's how relationships are made. You’re forever networking with people and they become your family.


What's your specialty?  

I do a pretty good number 1 back and sides ha ha, but I love cut throat shaves.

What's your favourite sports team?

Sydney Swans.

What do you like about working at TEB?

The barbers and locals here are awesome.